This time, no quality start was necessary.
The Orioles hit four homers and scored a season high in runs in a 14-8 romp over Cleveland Tuesday night in game one of a six-game road trip.
The Orioles improve to 7-1 under new manager Buck Showalter and are 8-4 over the last 12 games.
The Birds scored four in the fourth to lead 4-1 only to see Cleveland storm back for a 6-4 lead in the last of the fourth.
But the O’s then scored the game’s next 10 runs with three in the 5th, one in the 6th and six in the 8th. The previous highest scoring night of the year was in a 12-9 win over Boston in Baltimore on May 1st.
Luke Scott and Felix Pie hit three-run homers while Matt Wieters added a two-run shot and Corey Patterson hit a solo homer.
The O’s 13 hits was four off the season’s best. The 14 runs they scored is three more than the O’s had in four games in the series with the White Sox. Six players drove in runs and five Orioles had multi-hit games.
Winning pitcher Jake Arrieta, now 4-3, allowed six runs over six innings as the club’s run of seven straight quality starts came to an end.
Luke Scott went 2 for 5 with 4 RBI and is batting .400 during an eight-game hitting streak with four homers and 9 RBI. He has six multi-hit games during his streak.
The O’s ended a three-game road losing streak, improving to 15-40 on the road and 39-74 overall on the year.
More notes on the O’s win in Cleveland:
*The O’s and Cleveland combined for 22 runs in this game after the Orioles and White Sox combined to scored just 21 runs total in their entire four-game series.
*The Orioles went 7 for 10 in the game with runners in scoring position after going 7 for 27 with RISP in the series vs. Chicago.
*The O’s four homers was their most since they hit four vs. Tampa July 20th. They had seven extra-base hits in this win, the most in a game since they had nine that same night vs. Tampa.
*O’s starters had given up just 10 ER over the last seven games until Jake Arrieta gave up five in this game. Over the last eight games, O’s starters have worked to an ERA of 2.52.
*In 21 games since coming off the DL on July 19, Luke Scott is batting .345-9-21 with six doubles.
*Ty Wigginton had one hit in this win and is 11 for 31 (.355) with a homer and 6 RBI during a seven-game batting streak. Wigginton has 11 RBI over his last 12 games.
*Felix Pie had a three-run homer and double in five at bats. Over his last ten games, Pie is batting .375-2-8.
*Adam Jones went 0 for 4 to snap a six-game batting streak while Matt Wieters had two hits, including a three-run homer to snap a 1 for 17 stretch.
*After going 8-19 in July, the Orioles are now 7-2 in August. Their most wins in any month this year was in May when they were 10-18.